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Old April 16, 2011, 12:19 PM
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So since i saw MAC posting his Sapphire X58 i said why not buy it

Yes i know Sandy bridge is better.. :P

But meh

So specs for future upgrade :

Sapphire X58 Pire Black Edition
3x 4GB Corsair DDR3-1600 C9 Vengance 1.5V
Intel i7 950 3.06Ghz 8mb

So got the mobo for 120$, ram was a funny story...spent 2hrs in the local computer store with the manager and another worker and figured out the cheapest kit for me.. :P

Corsair Vengance = CS

CS 3x4 12GB Kit was 159.99$, CS 2x4GB + CS 1x4GB was 169.99$ and last 3x ( CS 1x4GB ) was 149.99$

we did Mushkin, Patriot, GSkill and Kingston comparison and the Corsair was better and lower volt and Best bang for the $

and to top it the Intel i7 950 is on Special till the 21st.. so hopefully i got money for then :P
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Old April 16, 2011, 01:24 PM
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to give you an idea how bang per buck sb,at least in games, is :

Core i7-990X Extreme Edition vs. Core i7-2600K - X-bit labs

that is some raping lol

but,since you got a killer price on that mobo,and its a nice one too,try to score a cheap cpu and clock madly!

either way, happy building maite!
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Old April 16, 2011, 02:08 PM
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yeah theirs some raping for sure..! :P

but my Maximus / Q6600 and Patriot DDr3 is basicly sold guy local is giving me a down payement on it and then thursday i get the rest so i can pick up a 950 :)

hopefully the X1900XTX is sold too :)
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Old April 17, 2011, 06:28 PM
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Sold the Maximus / patriot and Q6600 last night and bought today a Intel Core i7 960 3.2Ghz :)

960 was only 10$ extra over the 950 so i went for the extra 196mhz :P

also where do i find the good batch number ?
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nice. in the end, whats the cost of the upgrade...200? 250?
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Old April 18, 2011, 03:22 AM
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140$ X58 + 160$ Ram - 220$ Combo Sold + 310$ i7 960 = 390 the whole thing so basicly a i7 2500K + mobo without ram.. glad i went this way cause i would of wanted the 2600K :P
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